Wednesday, October 30, 2013

red sox world series champions

the boston red sox are world series champions with a 6-1 win in game six and the series four games to two. john lackey pitched 7 2/3 of excellent baseball for the win. michael wacha went less than five innings in the loss. shane victorino hit a bases clearing double in the third and got a fourth rbi in the fourth. koji uehara got the final three outs in the game in a non save situation. it is bostons first world series clincher at home since 1918 (the 2004 and 2007 wins were in st.louis and colorado respectively). david ortiz was named world series mvp. 11 for 16 at the plate. dont remember how many runs he drove in. he gets a 2014 chevy silverado truck. so that's it for another baseball season. see ya in the spring.

Monday, October 28, 2013

red sox one win away.

jon lester pitched 7 2/3 innings of excellent baseball giving up only one run as the red sox wins game five 3-1 and take the series lead three games to two. adam wainwright pitched 7 innings of pretty damn good baseball in the loss. it was quite a pitchers duel. koji uehara got the four out save to preserve it. game six is in boston wednesday night.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

sox even it up

koji uehara picked off kolton wong at first base to end the game and preserve boston's 4-2 win in st.louis. johnny gomes, who took shane victorino's place in the game, hit a key three run homer to put boston ahead. uehara got the save, felix doubrant got the win and lance lynn took the loss. game five is tomorrow in st.louis.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

cards win in crazy fashion

the cardinals win in a wild fashion after will middlebrooks tried to field a throw from the plate for out two, had the ball get by him, then having his feet get tangled up with allan craig, then alan craig getting home and being called safe there for an obstruction call by jim joyce at middlebrooks. the cardinals win 5-4 and take a two games to one lead in the series. trevor rosenthal gets the win and koji uehara gets the loss. still quite an entertaining game. game four is tomorrow in st.louis

Thursday, October 24, 2013

an even series in the cards

the cardinals evened the series at one with a 4-2 win in boston. three runs in the seventh inning aided by two boston errors. michael wacha got the win, trevor rosenthal got the save and jon lackey took the loss. game three is in st. louis on saturday night.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

world series game one

the boston red sox draw first blood as they beat on the cardinals 8-0. jon lester pitched 7 2/3 of scoreless baseball and got the win. adam wainwright didn't get out of the third inning as the red sox scored five runs in the first two innings. mike napoli had a bases clearing double, david ortiz had a two run homer in the rout. boston is up one game to none. game two is tomorrow in boston.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

red sox into world series

the boston red sox are going to the world series with a 5-2 win in game six and a four games to two win in the series. shane victorino hit a big grand slam home run that put boston up for good. max scherzer ended up the losing pitcher. junichi tazawa got the win and koji uehara got the clinching save. it is the red sox thirteenth pennant. koji uehara was also named alcs mvp with three saves and a win. so it is the cardinals vs red sox for the world series starting wednesday in boston.

Friday, October 18, 2013

cardinals romp into world series

four runs in the third and five runs in the fifth were plenty for michael wacha as the rookie pitcher and the rest of the st. louis cardinals won the clinching game 9-0 and the series four games to two. wacha was named nlcs mvp. the cardinals will await the winner of the boston/detroit series. the cards are in their 19th world series and going for their 12th win. the world series starts in either boston or detroit on october 23rd.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

sox ring up tigers, one win from world series

mike napoli had a homer, triple and double as boston went up 4-0 and barely hung on to win 4-3. another close game in what has been a very tight series. jon lester got the win, anibal sanchez got the loss and koji uehara got a huge five out save. boston can wrap it up saturday night in boston for game six.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

tigers even it

the tigers evened the series at two with a 7-3 in game four. a five run second knocked jake peavy out of the game. peavy took the loss doug fister went six innings for the win. game five is tomorrow in detroit.

los angeles dodges elimination

the dodgers survive another game with a huge 6-4 win over the cardinals. the dodgers hit four home runs, first time they did that since 1978 against the phillies. zach greinke got the win, joe kelly got the loss. game six is friday in st.louis.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

cards a win away

the cardinals are one win from the world series with a 4-2 win in los angeles. matt holliday hit a two run homer in a three run third. lance lynn got the win for the cards, ricky nolaico got the loss and trevor rosenthal got the save. game five is tomorrow in los angeles.

boston goes up despite power outage - with lights and with offence

mike napoli drove in the only run of the game as the red sox beat the tigers in comerica park 1-0. justin verlander threw eight innings - even struck out six straight to tie playoff record - in the loss. john lackey went 6 2/3 for the win. koji uehara picked up the save. boston now leads the series two games to one with game four tomorrow in detroit.

Monday, October 14, 2013

dodgers cut deficit in half

the dodgers now trail the cardinals two games to one with a 3-0 win in los angeles. hyun-jin ryu threw five hitless innings and seven overall to claim the victory. adam wainwright threw seven in the cardinals loss. kenley jansen picked up the save. an alex gonzales rbi double and a yasiel puig rbi triple provided more tham plenty of offence and hanley ramirez added an insurance rbi in the 8th. as i said the cardinals still lead the series two games to one with game four in los angeles tomorrow.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

red sox comebacker

the red sox made a monumental comeback and evened the a.l.c.s. at one with a 6-5 win in game two. after going down 0-5, the sox scored one in the seventh. they then tied it in the eigth with a david ortiz grand slam homer. to start the ninth, jason gomes got a base hit, then moved to second on a throwing error. with jarrod saltomachia batting, a past ball moved gomes to third. saltomachhia then drove home gomes to win it. koji uehara got the win and rick porcillo got the loss. game three is tuesday in detroit.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

detroit opens with almost a no hitter

anibal sanchez and four relievers combined for a one hitter as the tigers open the a.l.c.s. with a 1-0 win in boston. the red sox picked up their hit with one out in the ninth inning. anibal sanchez struck out four in one inning (one strike out where the catcher had the ball get by him letting the batter run for first base). sanchez got the win, joaquin benoit got the save and jon lester got the loss. game two is tomorrow in boston.

pair of wins in the cards

the cardinals are now up two games to none with a 1-0 win in game two. michael wacha pitched 6.2 innings and got the win. clayton kershaw pitched 6 innings in the loss. both pitchers threw fantastic. ttrever rosenthal got the save. cardinals ony got two hits. they got their run on a jon jay sac fly. dodgers only got 5 hits. game three is monday in los angeles.

Friday, October 11, 2013

st.louis lucky 13

the cardinals draw first blood as they defeat the dodgers 3-2. carlos beltran drove in the game winner in the 13th inning. lance lynn gets the win while chris withrow gets the loss. game two is tomorrow in st.louis.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

tigers bite a's

the detroit tigers are heading to the american league championship series with a 3-0 win in game five and a three games to two series win over the oakland a's. justin verlander struck out 10 in the win, miguel cabrera hit a key home run and joaquin benoit got the save for the tigers. sonny gray got the loss for oakland. the tigers go to boston to start their a.l.c.s. game one is saturday night at fenway park.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

st. louis wins decider

the st. louis cardinals beat the pittsburgh pirates 6-1 to win game 5 and the series three games to two. david freese and matt adams each hit a two run homer. adam wainwright got the win and gerrit cole got the loss. the cardinals will face the l.a. dodgers in the n.l.c.s starting friday in st.louis.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

red sox walk over rays, in a.l.c.s

the red sox are in the american league championship series with a 3-1 win over tampa bay. a wild pitch and an infield hit put boston up two to one and stayed ahead. got one more in the ninth to seal it. craig dreslow got the win, jake mcgee got the loss and koji uehara got the series clinching save. game one of the a.l.c.s is october 12 in boston.

tigers get even

austin jackson drove in the go ahead run as the detroit tigers force a fifth and deciding game winning game four 8-6. max scherzer came in relief and got the victory while sean dooittle took the loss. game five is thursday in oakland.

Monday, October 07, 2013

dodgers chop braves, go to n.l.c.s

juan uribe put the dodgers ahead to stay with a two run homer as they beat the braves 4-3 in game four and the series three games to one. they will face either pittsburgh or st.louis in the national league championship series starting friday night. brian wilson got the victory, david carpenter got the loss and kenley jansen got the save for the dodgers.

tampa bay staying alive

the rays saved their season by scoring the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to win 5-4. they battled back in this game after being down 0-3 and 3-4. fernando rodney gets the win and koji uehara gets the loss. boston still leads the series, this time two games to one. game four is tomorrow in tampa bay.

wacha almost no-no's pittsburgh, oakland one more win away

michael wacha had a no-hitter going into the eigth inning until giving up a solo home run, but st.louis still hung on to win 2-1 and evened the series at two. wacha got the winm trevor rosenthal got the save and charlei norton took the loss. game five is wednesday in st.louis. meanwhile in detroit, the a's are one game away from the a.l.c.s with a 6-3 win over the tigers. jarrod parker got the win, anibol sanches got the loss and grant balfour got the save. game four is tomorrow in detroit.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

dodgers blow out braves

the dodgers controlled game three, winning 13-6. two four-run innings provided the damage for the dodgers as they take a two game to one lead in the series. chris capuano with the win, julio teheran with the loss. game four is tomorrow in los angeles.

pirates win at home again

the pirates continue their winning at home over the cardinals with a 5-3 win in game three and a two to one series lead. the pirates broke a three all tie with two runs in the eigth inning. jason grilli came in to save the game for the pirates. mark melancon got the win while corlos martinez got the loss. game four is tomorrow in pittsburgh.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

oakland evens series

steven vogt singled in the winning - and only run in the game as the oakland a's beat the tigers 1-0. justin verlander struck out 11 in seven innings pitched while sonny gray struck out eight in seven innings pitched. al albuquerque took the loss for detroit while grant balfour got the win. game three is monday in detroit.

sox put rays on verge

boston just won game two 7-4. five runs in the first four started it and hung on for the rest of the way. boston now leads the best of five a.l.d.s two games to none and can wrap it up in tampa bay on monday. john lackey got the win and david price took the loss.

Friday, October 04, 2013

tigers steal game one

detroit got all of their runs in the first inning, but it was enough as they beat oakland 3-2. max scherzer struck out 11 batters in seven innings pitched. bartolo colon got the loss and joaquin benoit got the save. game two is in oakland tomorrow

braves hang on to even series

jason heyward drove in what proved to be the winning run as the braves hung on to beat the dodgers 4-3. the dodgers scored two in the top of the ninth, but could not tie it. mike minor got the win, zack greinke took the loss and craig kimbrell got the save. game three is sunday in los angeles.

red sox blow out rays, pirates even series

the boston red sox opened their series with a 12-2 rout of the tampa bay rays. a five run 4th, 3 run 5th and 4 run 8th added to it. jon lester got the win while matt moore took the loss. game two is tomorrow in boston. meanwhile pittsburgh evened their series with st. louis with a 7-1 win. gerrit cole gets the win and lance lynn gets the loss. game three is sunday in pittsburgh.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

dodgers draw first blood

the l.a. dodgers win game one of the n.l.d.s 6-1 over the braves in atlanta. 5 runs in the first four innings provided the offence while clayton kershaw went seven innings to help with the win. kris medlen takes the loss for atlanta. game two is tomorrow in atlanta.

cardinals take game one

the st. louis cardinals put the boots to the pittsburgh pirates, winning game one 9-1. a seven run fourth (i think) inning clinched it. carlos beltran had a three run home run in tha inning. adam wainwright got the win, while a.j. burnett took the loss. game two is tomorrow in st.louis.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

rays beat indians, face sox next

the tampa bay rays beat the cleveland indians 4-0 behind alex cobb's 6.2 innings of good pitching. fernando rodney gets the save. the rays will go to boston to face the red sox in one american league division series. the series starts friday.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

bucs beat reds, face cardinals next

the pittsburgh pirates just beat the cincinnati reds in the wild card game 6-2 in pittsburgh. their first playoff win since 1992 when they were last in the playoffs. the bucs will now face the st. louis cardinals in the nationa league division series starting thursday night in st.louis.

a busy start to october

the first of october is here and the nhl season opens tonight with three games - toronto at montreal, washington at chicago and winnipeg at edmonton. i think chicago raises their stanley cup banner tonight and winnipeg makes their first visit to edmonton since 1996 - before the original jets moved to phoenix. edmonton has been to winnipeg twice since the altanta thrashers moved there two years ago. also the major league baseball post season begins tonight with cincinnati at pittsburgh. with nascar and football happening, its a great month already. enjoy.